Australian indie rocker Missy Higgins is continuing her musical conquest of North America, and she’s getting some help from two established musical acts this...

Australian indie rocker Missy Higgins is continuing her musical conquest of North America, and she’s getting some help from two established musical acts this time around. Many of the dates on the singer-songwriter’s upcoming tour leg are split between the Indigo Girls and Ben Folds. Of the 26 shows Higgins has scheduled, only two (September 27 at the University of Connecticut, and October 8 at Ohio University) are solo gigs.

After spending much of her summer traversing the East Coast and Mid-West, Higgins’ new tour of the U.S. will take her from coast to coast. The trek begins September 11 in Spartanburg, SC, and wraps November 14 in Los Angeles, CA. Through September 22, Higgins will open for the Indigo Girls’ tour. All dates afterwards, except for her two solo university performances, will be in support of rock pianist Folds’ U.S. tour.

Although most of Higgins’ success so far has been in Australia, she is beginning to wander into the eye of American mainstream media. Her songs have been featured on television dramas such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Hills,” among others.

The young acoustic songstress got her start in 2004, debuting with “The Sound of White,” an album that stayed at No. 1 on the Australian music charts (ARIA) for seven weeks. Since her debut, she has won 10 ARIA Awards, and was nominated for several more. This time around the tour circuit, she’s featuring music from her 2007 sophomore release “On A Clear Night.”

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“The album hopefully reflects where I’m at right now,” Higgins said about the record on her Web site. “I feel a lot clearer about who I am and what I want to be doing with my music. I’ve moved on from the confusion and self-doubt I felt when I was just starting out.”

Missy Higgins itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 11Spartanburg, SCSpartanburg Memorial Auditorium *
September 12Hilton Head, SCShoreline Ballroom *
September 13Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre *
September 14Charlotte, NCNeighborhood Theatre *
September 16Norfolk, VAThe Norva *
September 17Baltimore, MDRams Head Live! *
September 19Stamford, CTStamford Center For The Arts – Palace Theatre *
September 20Troy, NYTroy Savings Bank Mic Hall *
September 21Great Barrington, MAMahaiwe Performing Arts Center *
September 22Verona, NYTurning Stone Casino Resort – Showroom *
September 24Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall +
September 26Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre +
September 27Storrs, CTUniversity Of Connecticut
September 30New York, NYTerminal 5 +
October 1New York, NYTerminal 5 +
October 8Athens, OHOhio University
October 9Detroit, MIThe Fillmore +
October 10Chicago, ILCongress Theatre +
October 16St. Louis, MOThe Pageant +
October 17St. Paul, MNMyth +
October 22Kansas City, MOUptown Theater +
October 23Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom +
October 24Houston, TXWarehouse Live +
October 25Austin, TXStubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre +
November 13San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre +
November 14Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern +

* with Indigo Girls
+ with Ben Folds

Last Updated on May 27, 2009 by By Allison Reitz